Indian High Commissioner hopes bilateral relations will improve after elections in Pakistan

Islamabad: India’s High Commissioner to Islamabad Ajay Bisaria has said that Pak-India relations will improve following the general elections in Pakistan,” Bisaria said, adding that the two countries started facing strained relations since 1999.

The Indian High Commissioner made these assertions while addressing  seminar in Islamabad. He hoped that the relations between India and Pakistan will improve after the 2018 general elections.

“There has been a mutual contract to not harass diplomats from either side,” the Indian high commissioner said while referring to the agreement which was announced through a statement simultaneously issued by the Foreign Office and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in March this year.

The statement reads: “India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises, in line with the 1992 ‘Code of Conduct’ for treatment of diplomatic/consular personnel in India and Pakistan.” He also said that poverty is both countries’ mutual enemy and that the people of both nations do not hate each other.

“The truth is that terrorist events hindered the talks between the two countries,” he said while adding that the two countries need to take baby steps in order to make their relationship better.

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